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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
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Special Oregon Coast history

A bit off the "beaten path" but well worth the trip. Gorgeous views, easy paved trails, some unpaved hiking trails nearby as well. You might even see migrating gray whales and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linnea H
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Tillamook, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a nice area to visit but lighthouse was closed for season. Good view of ocean but a bit of a walk. Octopus tree is neat too,but a bit of a walk in the other direction.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit off the "beaten path" but well worth the trip. Gorgeous views, easy paved trails, some unpaved hiking trails nearby as well. You might even see migrating gray whales and there are always loads of birds for the birdwatchers. Catch the big trees, geocache, picnic, enjoy this favorite of locals and visitors from afar.

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Washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stopped here many times over the last 20 years. Approach from the south, since the northern entrance is closed due to slides. Be prepared for lots of wind and a steep incline getting to the lighthouse. If you are a senior, you might want to hold onto someone else going down and be prepared for a slow trip... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy hike down and up to amazing views. Worth a stop - about 30-45 minutes. Kids will like the coin op binoculars.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit out of the way for easy visits but is worth the view as it is on top of the Cape. Well outside of town, the drive is nice but sometimes the road needs maintenance. The view of the ocean are wonderful and the grounds around the lighthouse are well maintained.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has a nice view of the coast (like many of the scenic overlooks). The lighthouse is closed in the winter. It's cute but nothing impressive. There's a very short trail to octopus tree which is interesting.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Beautiful Lighthouse and scenic overviews of the coast. Definitely recommend driving to see it if you are in the area. Do not forget to take the short hike to see the Octopus Tree!

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went there in December, when the winds hit the coast pretty harshly. But, it was a sunny day, the top of the Lighthouse beacons you to get close and touch it (the building sits lower than the path, so it feel like you will end up on top of the tower), and the walk to the Lighthouse was fun,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were here in summer. Nice place to visit especially the top of the lighthouse. Lots of history and talking about view of the Pacific ocean, this one is just amazing! I love the area, its hidden and well preserved area. However, this place can be windy at times. I recommend to visit the lighthouse in summer or early fall.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been coming to Cape Meares since I was a child, enjoying the lighthouse and panoramic views. My husband proposed to me from the overlook of Short Beach near the octopus tree years ago. Hawaii's and other tropical beaches are beautiful, but Cape Meares's wild and stormy vistas are better for this Northwesterner in my opinion. Not to be... More 

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